Early in the year I wrapped the feature film SEED SPRANG! from the Mourning Son (while FATHER slew the fatted calf). My dear friend and collaborator Sean Manzione wrote and directed the feature film in New York. It was a challenging script that called for emotional depth and a lot of character exploration. I'm very proud to have been a part of it and looking forward to seeing it on the big screen.
In April, I finally got to see a project that I worked on in 2011. The very funny web series Here Comes Godot had a screening at the Cat in the Lotus gallery where THE DISTILLERY boys played all the episodes back to back. It was a great night with some awesome installation art.
I signed with Pantheon's commercial department! I've also been fortunate enough to work with Asian Cinema Entertainment (ACE) this year and attend their many mixers.
I filmed a handful of short films including rom-com 3 Minutes, sci-fi Panopticon, drama My Best Friend Ben, and the short film that won me the Best Screenwriter award at the Asian American Film Lab's 72 Hour Film Shootout Case File 69.
In June, The Mad Ones premiered at Los Feliz 3 Cinemas. I appeared in the movie with a few lines thanks to my good friend and star of the movie, Lavrenti Lopes. And soon after, I filmed my first co-star role for NBC in the presentation pilot Boomeranged.
And just last month I was fortunate enough to travel to the East Coast where I had two major events scheduled. The first was a screening in New York City hosted by Time Warner Media and the Asian American Film Lab where Case File 69 screened among a select number of the 72 Hour Shootout winners. Afterwards, I was lucky enough to be on the panel discussion about race in media. A few days later my team and I would drive down to Philadelphia for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival presented by HBO for the screening of our short film Wedlocked.
Bringing the year to a close was my performance in SANITY IS FOR SUCKERS: One Act Plays for the Out of Touch. I starred in Wally, a touching story about a young man struggling to come out to his parents. The show was a charity event and we were able to raise $2801.28 for the Young Storytellers Foundation.
Among the many things worth noting are also Sundance, meeting Tommy Wiseau (a milestone in any cult moviegoers life), and all the industry mixers and premieres that made my year that much more exciting. Thanks to all my friends and family for the support. What a nice launching pad for 2015, right? See you in the New Year!